The Ultimate Holiday Shopping Market is Going to Be at 2 Historic Downtown Venues

Shopping, Things to Do


Written by Step Out Staff

Published on November 7, 2018

Fall Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market hosted by Step Out Buffalo, THE can’t-miss Small Business Saturday shopping event of the season, is back this year bigger and better than ever: with lots of brand new surprises!

On November 24, 2018 get ready to shop til you drop – but like actually tho. From 11am – 5pm on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, you’ll have the chance to sip and shop from some of Buffalo’s most unique and premier artisans and booze vendors. Find gifts for everyone on your list with vendors selling home decor, candles, pet presents, jewelry, and all the yummy treats you can handle. We’re talking the best of the best vendors here people. We don’t f*ck around.


New this Year

The event will take place at two historic locations BOTH The Admiral Room (just opened and absolutely stunning) and Hotel Lafayette (AKA last year’s fabulous locale). The two locations are just a short, 5-minute walk from each other, BUT don’t worry, we’ll have a free shuttle available to take you back and forth throughout the event. Why have this thing at two different venues? More event space means more vendors, more free samples, more fun surprises, more historic Buffalo building vibes, and most importantly more shopping for YOU. Can you say paaarrrtayyy?

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How does the event work?

This is not your typical vendor market. This is the super ~fetch~ party version of a vendor market that you’ve been waiting for. This year the event will feature over 125 vendors, DIY crafts opportunities, and a ton of other stress-relieving shopping perks.

Need an excuse to day-drink during the holidays? Say no more. Makers + Shakers is here for you. There will be a bubbly bar at The Admiral Room, plus a build-your-own Bloody Mary Bar and an extra-special holiday themed cocktail at Hotel Lafayette in addition to regular cash bars. There will also be free local booze samples at both locations from Midgard Winery, Ten Thousand Vines Winery, Black Button Distilling, Lakeward Spirits, and more.

If you still need more incentive to come to this Small Business Saturday shopping event party, we’ll have a live DJ, food for purchase, a live pottery demo by Rusted Wheel Pottery, a live art demo by Buffalo muralist Chuck Tingley, and FREE massages by Massage Envy; which is pretty effing grool.


The Giveaways

One of the things that really sets this market apart from others is the fact that with admission, every attendee gets a sheet of raffle tickets to enter vendor giveaways. Yes, you read that right, every single vendor at Makers + Shaker’s is hosting a giveaway at their booth where you can enter to win goodies. When you get your sheet of raffle tickets at the door (both venues will have these at check-in!), just add your name and email to the tickets, then get shopping and enter giveaways as you go!



Still not convinced you want to come? LOL 

Tickets are only $5 which gives you access to both venues, the shuttle that will be running back and forth during the event, AND an entire sheet raffle tickets to enter yourself in vendor giveaways at vendor tables. Hollllllaaaa.

Wondering if it’s worth it? (which, by the way, it totally is)…here’s the list of vendors who will be there to make it worth your while:



Apparel & Accessories:

Page And Thread
Black Fawn Exchange
Loti Henna Studio
EcoTeeCo, Inc.
Aeon Apparel, Inc.
The Parkwood Co
New Ruins Apparel
Buffalo Made Co.
Janie’s Closet
thats what she threads
Moon & Sage
Indie Twenty
Normal Bicycles

Art & Photography:

jman photo
Dutch Hill Pottery
Christopher Behrend Photography
Rusted Wheel Pottery


Milo’s Candles
Kindred Home
Niland Candle Co.
Linwood Candle Co.
Uplifting Aromas
Mystic Pines Candle Co.
Hello Buffalo!


Hopp’d & Brew’d Sauce Co.
Dilettos Chocolate
Fairy Cakes Cupcakery
Zimmer’s Bakes
Donna’s Pepper Jelly & Jams
Zozzle Martinis
That Popcorn Shack
Biscotti for Everybotti
East Hill Creamery
Reach Organics
Blue Table Chocolates, LLC
Matcha Muscle
Kissed by the Sun Spices

Health & Wellness/Bath & Body:

Vintage House Soap
Live Laugh Love Oilers
Vitality Bodywork + Massage
bōdhi space
Massage Envy
Alpine Made LLc
Amyazingly Beautiful / Traveling Beauty Bar
Sudsy Bath Products

Home Decor:

VasePlace/ReCreations by Deb
nelle design studio , LLC
Copper & Glass Designs by Love the Buff
Good Company
StudioHue DIY Parties
Belle En Rose Boutique
Bear Road Cottage
Doro Studios
Handy Mandi
Rosey Acorn Art
Buffalo History Buff
Huggins Home Decor & Design
Westgate Collective
Egg Farmer Furniture
Ed Jakubowski


Nina’s Grace
Mooks & Bru
Buffalo Stamper
The Pearl & Stone
Marys Lakeside Designs
Erica Bapst Designs
Joyfulenergy Jewelry
The Jewel Box
Pretty and Grit
Kat’s Kreations by Kathryn Ammirato
Peg’s Hardware
Janet of all Trades
Buffalo Bead Bar
ashtree wellness
Sunrae Love Jewelry
dna jewelry designs

Pet Presents:

Doggie Stylz
Buffalo Barkery
Good Neighbor Dog Walkers

Small Gifts:

Wormwood CC & Gifts
Blooming Greens
Traveling Growler
Vinyl by Kait
DN Designs
Born & Raised
Rust Belt Love
Tiny Buffalo Designs
Sticks and Stones
Patrice Designs


Midgard Winery
Ten Thousand Vines Winery
Black Button Distilling
Buffalo Distilling Company
Victorianbourg Wine Estate
Fly Spirits Inc.
Lakeward Spirits
Niagara Craft Spirits
Lockhouse Distillery


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Fall Makers + Shakers: Boozy Artisan Market

DATE: November 24, 2018 AKA Small Business Saturday

TIME: 11 am – 5 pm

LOCATION: Admiral Room (237 Main Street) + Hotel at The Lafayette (391 Washington Street)

TICKETS: ​$5 at the door (check-in at either venue!) / $5 Presale (plus taxes and fees) on Eventbrite 

*Advanced-ticket holders will have access to expedited check-in lines at both locations*

PARKING: Free street parking



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A group of Step Out Buffalo team members worked together to create this post from research and writing to editing and imagery. Thanks for reading!
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